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Almost 1/2 of all people with Alzheimer’s disease have 4 or more chronic conditions.

Partnership for Solutions. Alzheimer’s Disease: The impact of multiple chronic conditions. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2002. http://www.partnershipforsolutions.org/DMS/files/alzheimers.pdf

Reference

Title
Alzheimer’s Disease: The impact of multiple chronic conditions
Publication
Better Lives for People with Chronic Conditions
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Partnership for Solutions
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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